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in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
and will be joining us live a little later on. >>> the united nations general assembly convenience this week. the palestinians want to become a formal state, but the u.s. is expected to veto the proposal. we'll discuss that straight ahead. first, you do you know how much money the united states sends israel each year? with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits, so you can save money. [sighs] amazing. it's like an extra bonus savings. [ cackling ] he's my ride home. how much can the snapshot discount save you? call or click today. it feels like help is never far away. it feels like you're protected against life's little mishaps. it feels like you'll make it home. that's what it feels like to be a member. >>> the united states sends $3 billion in aid to israel eve
unfold this afternoon when he addresses the united nations general assembly. he will be calling for the united nations to recognize palestine as an official state. it is a showdown that we are watching this afternoon between the united states and israel on one side, palestine on the other. the whole issue, whether or not palestinian stayedhotehood shou achieved through the united nations or through negotiations with the israelis. we'll have more of that after the break. em go away. neutrogena skin clearing makeup has our proven blemish fighting formula so it clears your breakouts. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ this ason, you needtruck le e silvera to take on that list oyours. t'chevy season of ding. and there isn a tt time for a truck, with chk rk after mark of pe doing per. ♪ go yor chevaler today. get the truck and g that list done ♪ at exxon and mobil, we engineer smart gasoline that works at the molecular level to help your engine run more smoothly by helping remove deposits and cleaning up intake valves. so when you fill up at an exxon or mobil station, you ca
and several key states? >>> president obama is in new york city for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political challenge from the republican presidential front-runner, texas governor rick perry, who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> and we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left
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is unthinkable. >> if you were president and you had to deal with the united nations general assembly vote in the coming days that would call for the creation of a palestinian state, what would you do about it? >> you start a long time ago. this would have been avoided or. >> kevin: been avoided in my view had the president made it clear from the very outset that we stand by israel. that we lock arm and arm. instead, the president tried to communicate to the palestinians and others that support their effort that, well, there may be some distance between us and israel. look, you stand by your allies. you show that you're united. that's the best way to keep people from taking adventurous activity. >> good luck, governor. we'll stay in close touch. >> thanks, wolf. good to be with you. >> why is newt gingrich comparing himself to bill clinton, jimmy carter and george mcgovern? you're going to find out next. # are you curious about new ideas? do you want to learn a new language, or just a new word? maybe you want to know more about anatomy, or astronomy. you could master something new, or unco
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to the united nations general assembly, which wouldn't be as serious, would enforce the so-called u.s. veto that they're fearing and also could give him a lot more international support. they're also looking at a way, kind of for the day after, they're looking at this week planning for next week, trying to get the parties back to negotiations, trying to get a statement by the international community, that quartet which includes russia, the united nations and the european union and the u.s., basically laying out the framework for getting the parties back to the table, something that both of them say they want to do. >> meantime, with that vote of membership for palestinian state recognition, the u.s. says it will be vetoing that. elise, thanks so much. >>> and one more note about this week's gathering of the united nations general assembly, libya will be represented there, but by a representative of theforce s th that ousted moammar gadhafi. >>> as the economy continues to suffer, and people continue to be without work, many are moving back into their parents' homes. do you know how many ame
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world leaders are coming to new york for the 66th annual united nations general assembly. secretary of the state, hillary clinton, is here in new york. she is working furiously to try to avoid a high stakes international clash, international clash i should say, over palestinian statehood. the palestinian authority president said today he will submit an application for statehood to the united nations security council on friday. joinsing us here in new york is our senior united nation's correspondent richard roth. richard, walk us through as the stakes are really enormous right now, what we expect will happen in the coming days. >> we got a big clue today that meeting you just saw of secretary-general with the leader of the palestinians. according to the u.n., abass will submit for the u.n. friday h which is win the palestinians plan to speak. so nothing is expected unless there is dramatic development until friday. he seems intend ease told the u.n. in effect going to the security council where the united states veto does loom. the british foreign secretary today saying maybe you don
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
at the united nations. so the plan that after his address at the united nations general assembly he would officially request that the u.n. consider the palestinian request. >> and will the petition designate pre-'67 borders, as well as east jerusalem as the capital? >> well, i'm not that familiar with the exact language of the draft resolution but i strongly believe that it will reiterate long-standing palestinian position. it will talk about the palestinian state in the west bank, the gaza strip with east jerusalem as its capital. it will call for two-state solution, two states, israel and palestine, living side by side in peace and security. and i believe it will also emphasize the need for negotiations to resolve the outstanding issues. >> you know that diplomatically this is very hard for the united states which, if it comes before the security council, as far as we know, is going to veto this idea. they have said this will undermine negotiations israel says it will set back the palestinian cause. is there anything right now that could be presented to you -- because lots of meetings a
a renewed appeal today to the united nations before world leaders address the general assembly in new york next week. >> translator: we are going now to the united nations to demand our legitimate fight, which is to become a full member of the united nations as a state of palestine. >> united states and israel are warning u.n. membership would complicate the middle east peace process. richard roth has more on the palestini palestinian's options and obstacles. >> the nations of the world got yet another reminder from the palestinians of their desire for a state of their own. a symbolic seat from palestine was flown in, arriving in new york at u.n. headquarters, accompanied by activists. despite having pressure before the up coming debate, achieving state hood on the world stage is not as easy as staging a photo op. this is the potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security counsel, though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle. under the rules of the organization and u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the secur
to do, look at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a big oper
. ♪ ♪ >>> very busy week here in new york city. president obama is here for the united nations general assembly, at the same time former president clinton is presiding over his clinton global initiative. this afternoon i sat down with the former president for a wide ranging interview. i asked about a controversial remark by one of his former top campaign advisers. you know, james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time, he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just, sees what's happening, that special election here in new york city. you see carville is right? >> no. i think the first -- it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did when we just announced the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and their pension funds and their allies are doing what the banking system should be doing, they're out there, they are funding major building retrofits and they're going to put thousands and
challenge is, where was the first united nations general assembly? was it, a, san francisco, b, new york, c, london, or d, geneva? stay tuned, we'll tell you the correct answer. make sure you go to cnn.com/gm for ten more questions. while you're there check out thegbalpublicsquare and find interviews and takes by some of our favorite expert. don't forget, you can follow us on twitter and facebook. i've just finished reading jack weatherford's "genghis khan and the making of the modern world." my book of the world. weatherford really makes you understand that genghis khan's territory was the roman empire of asia. he conquered the lands that make up china, russia, india, and much more. we now think of genghis khan as a barbarian, but he was a great modernizer, fascinating read. now for the last look. we all like our comforts of home, even world leaders. colonel gadhafi always traveled with his tents. queen victoria reportedly traveled with her own bed. president bush had his own pillow. but such needs almost caused a diplomatic incident this week. australia's foreign minister, kevin rudd, wan
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've been watching this a vote in the united nations general assembly that's coming up that would declare a palestinian state. what should the president of the united states do when it comes to that resolution? >> that starts a war process. that's the first step toward further delegitimatation of israel. he should make it clear to every country in the u.n., including the palestinian authority, this is going to be very expensive to you in every way the united states can make it expensive. >> a direct warning, is that a good idea? >> he should veto it, stand with israel and he should encourage the palestinians and israelis to sit side by side, across from each other, secretary clin has dispatched david hale and david ross to the region. i was in the region this summer, wolf, i can tell you, i sat down with the prime minister on many occasions. >> of israel? >> right. he's ready to negotiate with the palestinians. it's time to negotiate. we don't need any more gimmicks. >> we'll see what happens. i'll be reporting from new york all week. thanks very much. looking into a new technology that m
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
saying stop, this is bad, to doing something? the united nations general assembly meets next week in new york. listen here to the secretary-gener secretary-general, ban ki moon, who seems to think maybe, maybe, there's a consensus growing to get a little tougher. >> when he has not keeping his promises, enough is enough, then international community should really take some coherent measures and speak in one voice. >> nick burns, what can the international community do? coherent, the secretary-general says. how about tough? what can they do? >> you know, john, it's a very different situation than libya. there isn't going to be an arab league invitation for nato to go into syria or a security council sanction for the use of military force. if we can get russia and china to be more serious about sanctions that might be something that the syrians might listen to. but also the arab league has to speak with a unified voice and other arab states have to come out and condemn what's happening. you hear it from turkey. you hear it from the u.s. but that's not enough. it has to come from the arab w
nations general assembly. i want to talk to you about president obama, because he's come to new york today. it's obviously a big day for him and the assembly. he's chosen today to announce his attack now on the financial crisis in america. which is to tax the rich in a much heavier way. what is your reaction to that as a world leader? >> as prime minister of norway, i fully understand it. compared to, perhaps norway, rich people pay much less taxes in the u.s. than in norway. >> what is the comparative taxation? >> in norway, the average tax on people earning more than 1 million will be around 50% or something. >> so significantly higher? >> yeah. >> so i understand that there has to be a balance. i think everyone understands there has to be a balance between income and expenditures. when you have a deficit, you need to reduce expenditures. at the same time, it may be a good idea to increase income. and those who have most, who most probably also contribute a bit more than they do today. >> how kenned are you about what's happening with the european union. look at greece which is on the ve
to members of the united nations general assembly. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> time for a check of today's top stories. two american hikers released from an iranian prison last week are back in the u.s. josh fattal and shane bauer landed at jfk airport last hour after being freed wednesday. they were held for more than two years in iran on spy charges. the men are scheduled to appear at a news conference in new york later this afternoon and cnn will have live coverage of the event. >>> a mass grave believed to hold more than 1,200 victims from a 1996 massacre has been found in libya. the grave was discovered by libyan opposition fighters last month in tripoli. a member of libya's transitional government says it could take years to identify the victims. >>> 19 people were killed today including two americans when a small plane crashed in nepal. it was returning from a sight-seeing tour when they hit a mountain and broke into pie
to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately it's the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the realitilies and the palestinians not us who must reach agreement on issues who divide them. [ chanting ] >> thousands of palestinians poured into the streets in ramallah today to support state hood. the west bank city is the seat of the palestinian parliament. >>> this is a shocking scene, it's quite disturbing, orchestrated by mexican drug cartels. drivers left two trucks filled with bodies sitting in the mid of a highway in the tourist town of boca del rio. some of the 35 corporation corp on to the streets. investigators believe some of the dead were rival drug traffickers. >>> typhoon roke is blasting japan this week, with 100-mile-per-hour winds. 17 inches falling so far in some places. the storm is brushing past tokyo right now. it is pushing into the area address wrecked by the earthquake and tsunami last march. >> repo
needed for a vote in the united nations general assembly, it would overwhelmingly be approved very quickly. to get that full membership as a member state of the united states, you need the security council to approve it. you need nine states, nine members of the u.n. security council, 15 members all together that are ready to support it. you also have to avoid a veto by one of the five permanent members of the u.n. security council. president obama says the u.s. will use that veto. the security council isn't going to authorize full membership for the palestinians but they're trying to avoid that veto if at all possible. >> it seems to me the president has to -- talking about president obama -- he's walking a bit of a fine line here. really, i know you can speak to this, this isn't just a diplomatic issue but this is a domestic issue as well. we have the jewish vote at stake here for president obama and what happened in new york with the election for anthony weiner's seat which had been vacated. what do you make of that? >> well, it's become a huge political issue. especially in the
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. >>> pmy apologi
of the united nations. >> this is the first day of the general assembly debate. the u.s. president always speaks second after brazil. this time, the first time a woman president will speak first leading brazil. it should be a very interesting day in the news of those possible hiker releases. president ahmadinejad speak tomorrow but will be in the building later today and not attending the u.s. president's address in the morning here at the u.n. christine? >> richard roth. thank you so much, richard. >>> it is the dawning of a new day in libya. you're going to see it in a second. there it is. that new red, black and green flag of the north african nation now has its place in the row of flags at the united nations. libya's new interim prime minister, expecting to have a new government in place with ten days. [ chanting ] and that's what freedom looks and sounds like. cnn cameras capturing the people of libya celebrating wildly at the national transitional council troops rolled into the city yesterday. one of the last strongholds of the ousted dictator moammar gadhafi. >>> a major setback to peace
of the security council and the general assembly of the united nations and the international court of justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world? is this acceptable? mr. president, the heart of the crisis in our area is very, very simple and obvious. either there is those who believe that we are an unnecessary people, unwanted people in the middle east, or those who believe that in fact there is a missing state that needs to be established immediately. >> i talked about all of today's developments just a little while ago with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. prime minister, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> why not freeze settlements one more time, test the palestinians, see if they're serious about resuming direct peace negotiations with israel because that's their condition? what would be wrong with that? >> i did freeze the set millitl, i'm the only prime minister who has ever done than gave it a year, ten months. the palestinians didn't do anything, into the freeze they showed up and said we want more. so it's a pretext.
much. thank you. >> the president earlier in the day wrapping up his speech at united nations general assembly. let's assess what the president had to say. joining us, our cnn political contribute, paul begala, priorities usa and priorities usa action, also joining us, our newest cnn political contribute, former bush secretary, ari flesher, a member of the pr republican jewish coalition. thanks very much. ari, what did you think of the president. handling of this israeli/palestinian issue at general assembly today? >> it might surprise you, i liked it today. the president did something this year he did not do last year and added a robust pro-israel paragraph, talked about the holocaust, 6 million lives lost, how israel's in a hostile neighborhood where rockets are fired at children. he did not say that last year. what he did say last year, which he omitted this year, was a call for israel to end the settlements and extend the settlement moratorium. a clear difference this year from last year. i suspect election politics have to do with it. i like it. welcome to hear. >> we didn't larr
gets ready to speak to the united nations general assembly in just a couple of hours. he is expected to formally ask the world to accept the palestinians as a member. >>> yemen's president, meanwhile, has returned after nearly four months in saudi arabia, this according to state tv. he left the country back in june. this is new video of a massive rally in apparent support of the returning president. his return comes as the capital is gripped in bloody street battles that have killed dozens in just the past week. >>> president obama offering states a way to get around the no child left behind law. in just a few hours, he'll announce a plan to provide relief from key provisions in exchange for a commitment to broader reforms. >>> the fight between the gop frontrunners heating up in florida. mitt romney and rick perry accusing each other of flip-flopping on key issues. >> a rick perry out there that is saying, almost to quote, that the federal government shouldn't be in the pension business. that it's unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states. so, you better find that ric
the world at the united nations general assembly. there is a lot on the line. iranian leader's tone will be very telling because his grip on power is shaky these days. many observers believe he needs to ease tensions with the united states. let's go first to the political prisoner in the united states thing. what do you suppose that means? >> i was than aware there were a lot of iranians in the mountains picked up -- >> but iranians in jail in different capacities over the years iranians asked for a quid pro quo release. we have to see until the american hikers are back on u.s. soil to see just what these statements really mean. whether it is political niceties to thank oman and reflect on their experiences in iran, until they come back, probably they will be on the set and you can ask them. but as for the hikers' situation it also played out this drama at the united nations, you can't mistake the timing. president obama, president ahmadinejad, different areas of the u.n. while president obama was speaking, president ahmadinejad came in through the u.n. entrance. here he is leaving
coming here at the same time to attend the united nations general assembly. >> oh, yeah, total mess for logistical reasons, not political reasons. he'll be here later this afternoon. one point about who is pay pg all the capital gains income, this is the core of the buffett rule. that there are some people in this country who make a lot of money with their money. not with their hands. i guess you could argue with their brain, but you know, you work a tax differently. the people who work for warren buffett, 35% tax rate. the people, or the -- warren buffett paying in the high teens. you know, 80% of the capital gains income realized in the u.s. in the past 20 year has gone to the top 5% of people. according to "the washington post." that's what the white house and more progressive economists want to zero in on. when you have to find money, you go to the people who have the money, and they say that's where it is. it's a pretty easy pot to go after. >> what willie sutton used to say. all right. the president is walking in. you see the folks standing up. let's listen to the president of
to winning back the jewish vote? next week the united nations general assembly takes place, palestinian statehood will be on the agenda, and they are looking to see how the president acts. >> reporter: it's whether or not it's a problem of perception or reality. what i can tell you is the obama campaign is actively reaching out to the jewish community certainly to all of their base, but to the jewish community to shore up support among jewish voters. here at the white house they're not saying anything about losing support among jewish voters. instead, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the administration remains a strong supporter of israel and jay carney, in fact, repeated several times this week the endorsement, strong endorsement, from israel's prime minister that the u.s. remains strong or this administration has been committed to israel's security. so, that's the message that they're trying to push forward. but as you pointed out, all of this coming into sharper focus as the president heads to the u.n. general assembly next week and this issue of palestinian statehood will
on and the united nations general assembly and the security council will be talking about this over the next several days and weeks, but he can clearly claim a victory. what is going on right now is that the mideast quartet, the u.s., eu, russia and the united nations issued a framework, if you will for the eterms of negotiations of the israeli and the palestinians to get the palestinian president to backoff and start to negotiate with the israelis and the palestinians. >> what does this mean? >> well, it calls for clear time lines for the parties to get back to the table, and says that neither side could take provocative actions, and they don't say what that means really, but in essence it is tacit indication to israel not to build settlements, and settlement freeze while the negotiations are going on, and for the palestinians, they are urged to not take any moves into the international criminal court against israel should they go down the u.n. route and have a new legitimacy at the u.n. to do so. but in essence, brooke, it doesn't mean anything if the parties don't want to get back to the table. i
in that time. >>> the future of the middle east could be on the line in new york this week. the united nations general assembly begins today. >> the big showdown looming with the palestinians seeking u.n. membership and statehood, and the u.s. standing in the way. here's cnn's correspondent for the u.n., richard roth. >> reporter: a potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security council. though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle to potential palestinian membership. under the rules of the organization with u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the security council in order to obtain membership and get their flag outside the building. however, in this room are permanent members of the security council who have veto power and one of them, the united states, has vowed to deny any requests for potential membership. if they want to avoid a u.s. veto, the palestinians are very likely to come here, next door, at the u.n. general assembly, already full with 193 countries. >> we will follow another line if one closes but t
. >>> the palestinians have flown a symbolic chair to the united nations ahead of next week's general assembly. that's when palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas plans to make a bid for u.n. membership. abbas says the move is a done deal but otherers indicate there may be room for compromise. >>> state tv showed a soldier giving what it called a confession on thursday night. syrian activists are outraged and say the turkish government betrayed them by returning the soldier to syrian authorities. >>> flooding in pakistan claimed more than 240 lives. the heavy rains that began falling in august have stopped for now but aid agencies in pakistan's government are struggling to help the victims. those are the top stories from cnn, the world's news leader. "world business today" starts right now. >>> hello and a warm welcome. >> i'm nina dos santos at cnn london. these are the top stories on friday, september 16th. finance ministers arrive for a high-level powwow in poland as they try to bring europe's debt crisis to a close. >> ubs, it reels from a fallout of a $2 billion loss. the swiss bank is f
nations addressing the general assembly and did make quick mention of the news that shane and josh are free. >> wonderful news, we are thrilled and would not feel better for the families, those moms who we've been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> and coming up in a couple of minutes, roxanne saberi, she's going to share her own memories of what she called psychological torture. she'll share conditions of what that must have been like and what josh and shane must be feeling now here in the first moments of freedom. talk to her in a minute. >>> now, let me catch you up on some other stories. let's begin with no polygraph test for troy davis. lawyers asked for their client to get a last minute lie detector test. in fact, the department of corrections denied that request. lethal injection set to happen 7:00 p.m. eastern time. the family of the victim has said they will not attend tonight's execution. >>> also, mohamed abbas set to meet with president obama in just an hour from now. this after, abbas announced he's going to be sending a letter seeking
new york later this month for the general assembly of the united nations. >>> two special elections for the house of representatives. in new york city, voters are picking a replacement for anthony weiner, you'll recall he resigned in june add admitting sending lewd photos of himself to women on the internet. bob turner having an edge over democrat david we have fran. the republican victory would be seen as rebuke of president obama. in nevada the focus is on the second congressional district, voters are choosing someone to replace dean heller appointed to the senate in may. gop senator mark alma day is going up against kate marshall. >>> we are about to show you incredible video. bystanders are being praised for saving a man's life. look at this video, it shows it all. a car and motorcycle collided in logan, utah, burst into flames. good samaritans jumped into action. a group of construction workers and students and others joined together to lift up one side of the burning car then pulled the driver of the motorcycle straight out from under it. the 21-year-old motorcyclist is in sta
assembly, i will hand the request to the united nations secretary-general so he would take this request to the president of the security council. our choice is the security council. as for the other options, we have not taken any decision yet. any other option we haven't taken any decision. we will come back and reconsider them. >> reporter: abbas saying, though, people should not have any preconceived notions. he's not coming back for full independence for the palestinian people. as he mentioned, there are still options o s on the table. >> how does u.n. membership work, richard? what needs to happen? >> reporter: the palestinian leader, as he indicated, is going to deliver a letter of application to the u.n. secretary-general who will quickly get rid of this hot potato and send it to the secure council. it is the security council which must first approve anyone for membership before are the general assembly considers it. the u.s., though, a permanent member of the security council says it plans to veto a palestinian statehood bid, stating that it is not the time that the negotiations
/iraq border. >>> we may hear more about the two americans today at the united nations. mahmoud ahmadinejad makes his address to the general assembly around noon. an anti-ahmadinejad protest is planned for outside the building. >>> the u.s. central bank is hoping to kick start america's sluggish economy by selling $40 billion of short-term treasuries in exchange for the same amount of longer-term bonds. the idea is to push long-term interest rates lower even though they're already at record low ts. those are the headlines from cnn, the world's news leader. "world business today" starts now. >>> hello, and a warm welcome to "world business today," i'm manisha tank in hon con. >> i'm nina desantos. the stock markets take a tumble. >> troubled tech giant hewlett packard could be about to give is boss a boot after barely a year in the job. >> i feel terrible. can't sleep at night because you're thinking how are you going to pay for the family's bills. >> not being able to pay your bills for five months. in sfan the public sector workers are taking matters into their own hands for now. >> let's
the streets for the u.n. general assembly. a pretty symbolic move here, given that the united states has already said that it would veto the move. a short time after abbas stoke, benjamin netanyahu had has chance to fire back. listen to a little bit of both measures. >>. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the words. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel. and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough timeline for further peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> a team of scientists on trial in italy for failing to predict what some say is impossible to predict, an earthquake. we're back in 90 seconds. stay with us. to stretch around h over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation. helps defends against occasional justconstipation, diarrhea,alth probiotic cap a day up to 300 of those bottles gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance yo
the united nations and a day before the president is supposed to speak to the u.n. general assembly and this is interesting politics that we will be watching on several fronts. one is that the texas governor is slamming this process that is about to get underway up at the u.n. in which the palestinians may get a vote on statehood. it is a vote that the united states is expected to block. the obama administration is basically going to side with israel on that question, and that's going to be a messy situation for the obama administration, but the fact that this process is underway is really giving some red meat to the republicans. rick perry coming to manhattan and giving remarks. a portion of which we obtained here at cnn. he is expected to say in a few moments we are indignant that certain middle east earn leaders have discarded the principal of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of israel and the palestinian leadership. he goes on to say this is all part of the obama administration's policy of middle east appeasement to leaders in that region and what rick per i have
missed. we're on the united nations today to hear iran's president address the general assembly. and he quickly prompted french, british and other delegates to walk out of his speech after saying the u.s. government views zionism as sacred and european countries still use the holocaust after six decades as the excuse to pay ransom to zionists. his words. >>> southwest airlines is working with federal and local officials to investigate suspicious tagging incidents involving some of its passenger jets in los angeles. as you can see in this video, a white marking is visible on the tail of one of the airlines' planes there. an airline spokesperson could not comment on the number of planes vandalized. where the incidents were recorded or give specific details about what the markings actually were or what they mean. we'll bring you updates on the story as it evolves. >>> in michigan, a $10,000 reward is being offered for any information can lead to an arrest in this car bombing. it happened in monroe, michigan. about 40 miles south of detroit on tuesday. a well known divorce attorney and his
at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. general assembly today. thousands of iranian americans are expected to protest his appearance. >>> the justice department says the gambling site full tilt poker cheated players out of hundreds of millions of dollars. one of the company's lawyers is now responding to those accusations. he says, quote, the fact that there may have been mistakes made by management does not mean that a business becomes a ponzi scheme, end quote. he goes on to state that the company is trying to attract investors so it can pay back players. let's head to atlanta and rob mars an follow. i know we have to talk about tropical storm ophelia. but you'll update us on the sat lie falling to earth. >> yes. nasa is giving us a timeline as to when it may re-enter the earth's atmosphere. let's talk ophelia, up there about 22,000, 23,000 miles away. no threat of this satellite falling into the ocean. ophelia looking healthy against all odds, almost a hurricane, 65-mile-an-hour w
application for a full membership in the united nations and our admission as an independent state. >> that palestinian request is vehemently opposed by israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu told the general assembly that granting statehood now would be a statehood, not progress. >> israel is prepared to have a palestinian state in the west bank, but we're not prepared to have another gaza there. that's why we need to have real security arrangements which the palestinians simply refuse to negotiate with us. >> as that war of words played out, two dynamics worth noting. first, cheers for president abbas and celebrations as he made his case for statehood at the u.n. later, though, some clashes between palestinian youths near israeli checkpoints. you see them there in the west bank. also the so-called quartet, the united states, the united nations and russia, worked on a new proposal designed to get direct negotiations started again, they hope within four weeks. the goal is to have an agreement, a peace agreement, by the end of 2012 but the quartet's statement avoids the most d
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